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Encyclopedia > Ray Floyd

Raymond Floyd often known as "Ray" Floyd (b September 4, 1942, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, U.S.A.) is a professional golfer who has won numerous tournaments at both PGA Tour and Champions Tour level. September 4 is the 247th day of the year (248th in leap years). ... 1942 was a common year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... Fort Bragg is a census-designated place and United States Army base, or post, in Cumberland County, North Carolina, near Fayetteville. ... State nickname: Tar Heel State Other U.S. States Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Governor Michael Easley Official languages English Area 139,509 km² (28th)  - Land 126,256 km²  - Water 13,227 km² (9. ... For other uses, see United States (disambiguation) and US (disambiguation). ... The PGA Tour is an organization which is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA. It operates the USAs main professional golf tours. ... The Champions Tour, a golf tour run by the United States and Canada for golfers 50 and older. ...


Floyd attended the University of North Carolina. He turned professional in 1961, and quickly established himself on the PGA Tour, with his first victory coming at the St. Petersburg Open Invitational in 1963. He went on to win twenty-two times on tour, with his final win coming in 1992 at the age of forty-nine, making him one of the oldest players to win a PGA Tour event. The University of North Carolina, often called the University of North Carolina System to avoid confusion, is a federation of all sixteen public universities in North Carolina. ...


Floyd's wins included four major championships: the 1969 and 1982 PGA Championships; the 1976 Masters Tournament; and the 1986 U.S. Open. He also ranks among the oldest players to have won a major. The Major Championships, often referred to simply as the Majors are the four most prestigious annual golf tournaments in mens professional golf. ... The PGA Championship is an annual golf tournament, conducted by the Professional Golfers Association of America as part of the PGA TOUR. The PGA Championship is one of the four tournaments comprising the mens Grand Slam of golf, and it is the golf seasons final major. ... The Masters is one of four major championships in mens golf. ... The United States Open Golf Tournament is an annual mens golf tournament staged by the United States Golf Association each June. ...


Floyd's successful run continued after he became eligible to compete on the Senior PGA Tour, now the Champions Tour, in 1992, with fourteen wins between 1992 and 2000. The Champions Tour, a golf tour run by the United States and Canada for golfers 50 and older. ...


In addition to his victories on these two main tours, Floyd won at least twenty-four additional tournaments around the world, taking his total victory tally to at least sixty events.

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PGA Tour wins

Major championships shown in bold. The PGA Championship is an annual golf tournament, conducted by the Professional Golfers Association of America as part of the PGA TOUR. The PGA Championship is one of the four tournaments comprising the mens Grand Slam of golf, and it is the golf seasons final major. ... The Masters is one of four major championships in mens golf. ... The EDS Byron Nelson Championship is a golf tournament on the PGA Tour, located in or around Dallas, Texas. ... THE PLAYERS Championship is a prestigious annual golf tournament for professional male golfers which takes place every March on the PGA TOUR. The event was founded in 1974 as the Tournament Players Championship, played at Sawgrass Country Clubs Oceanside Course (a combination of the East and West 9-hole... The Memorial Tournament is a PGA Tour golf tournament which is closely associated with Jack Nicklaus. ... The FedEx St. ... The PGA Championship is an annual golf tournament, conducted by the Professional Golfers Association of America as part of the PGA TOUR. The PGA Championship is one of the four tournaments comprising the mens Grand Slam of golf, and it is the golf seasons final major. ... The United States Open Golf Tournament is an annual mens golf tournament staged by the United States Golf Association each June. ... The Ford Championship at Doral is a PGA Tour golf tournament, which takes place over the Blue Monster course at Doral Golf Resort and Spa in Miami-Dade County, Florida, currently in early March. ... The Major Championships, often referred to simply as the Majors are the four most prestigious annual golf tournaments in mens professional golf. ...


Other regular career victories

  • 1978 Brazilian Open
  • 1979 Costa Rica Open
  • 1981 Canadian PGA, Seiko Point Leader
  • 1982 Seiko Point Leader
  • 1985 Chrysler Team Championship (with Hal Sutton)
  • 1988 Skins Game
  • 1990 RMCC Invitational (with Fred Couples)
  • 1993 Franklin Funds Shark Shootout (with Steve Elkington)

Hal Sutton (born April 28, 1958 in Shreveport, Louisiana) is an American golfer and captain of the 2004 American Ryder Cup team. ... A skins game is a golf event in which players compete for prize money on each individual hole. ... Fred Couples (born October 3, 1959 in Seattle, Washington) is a professional golfer on the PGA TOUR. Because of his long drives, he has been given the nickname Boom Boom. ... Steve Elkington (1962- ) is an Australian golfer who plays on the PGA Tour. ...

Champions Tour wins

Senior majors shown in bold. The Tradition is one of the five major championships recognised by the U.S. based Champions Tour, the worlds leading tour for male professional golfers aged fifty and up. ... The Senior PGA Championship is one of the major championships in mens senior golf. ... Mens professional senior golf is for players aged fifty and above. ...


Other senior wins

  • 1992 Fuji Electric Grandslam
  • 1994 Diners Club Matches (with Dave Eichelberger), Senior Skins Game
  • 1995 Senior Skins Game, Senior Slam at Los Cabos, Office Depot Father/Son Challenge (with Raymond Floyd Jr.), Lexus Challenge (with Michael Chiklis)
  • 1996 Senior Skins Game, Senior Slam at Los Cabos, Office Depot Father/Son Challenge (with Raymond Floyd Jr.)
  • 1997 Senior Skins Game, Office Depot Father/Son Challenge (with Raymond Floyd Jr.), Lexus Challenge (with William Devane)
  • 1998 Senior Skins Game
  • 2000 Office Depot Father/Son Challenge (with Robert Floyd)

Michael Chiklis is an American stage and television actor. ... William Devane (born September 5, 1940) is an American film and television actor, born in Albany, New York. ...

See also

This is a list of all the golfers who have won twenty or more official events on the PGA TOUR. Players under 50 years of age are shown in bold. ...

External link

Profile on PGA Tour site (http://www.pgatour.com/players/bio/461430)


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Raymond Floyd - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (544 words)
Raymond "Ray" Floyd (born September 4, 1942) is an American professional golfer who has won numerous tournaments at both PGA Tour and Champions Tour level.
Floyd was born at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
Floyd's successful run continued after he became eligible to compete on the Senior PGA Tour, now the Champions Tour, in 1992, with 14 wins between 1992 and 2000, including four senior majors and two Senior Tour Championships.
Ray Family Tree - pafg05 - Generated by Personal Ancestral File (301 words)
Eleanor "Ellen" Ray was born 1 Feb 1833 and died 21 Dec 1909.
Cynthia Ray was born 8 Jul 1840 and died 16 Jan 1895.
Catherine Ray was born 9 Apr 1848 and died 20 Feb 1877.
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